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Tokyo 2020: Nice Britain Sevens sides placed on equal pay scheme

2021-02-26 11:51:17


Tom Mitchell captained Nice Britain to a pool-stage victory over New Zealand in Rio earlier than shedding to Fiji within the gold-medal match

Nice Britain’s males’s and ladies’s Olympic Sevens squads shall be on the identical pay construction, with two preliminary coaching squads named on Friday.

The equal pay scheme is partly funded by a promotional cope with the Nationwide Lottery.

Final 12 months England’s Sevens gamers had been informed to search out different jobs as their contracts got here to an finish.

The ladies’s squad options England 15-a-side internationals Amy Wilson Hardy and Helena Rowland.

Together with Wilson Hardy, Wales’ Jasmine Joyce and England’s Abbie Brown and Heather Fisher are the one gamers within the 19-strong girls’s squad to have appeared at Rio 2016.

The worldwide schedule for elite girls gamers is sophisticated by this 12 months’s Rugby World Cup, which begins lower than two months after the Olympic last in Tokyo.

The lads’s squad consists of Dan Bibby, Dan Norton, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Tom Mitchell and Phil Burgess, who had been a part of the squad who took silver within the Sevens Olympics debut in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Robbie Fergusson leads a six-strong Scottish contingent, whereas Welshmen Luke Morgan, Luke Treharne and Morgan Williams are additionally within the 21-man group.

“Whereas we’re extraordinarily happy to have the ability to verify our squads, the door will not be closed for any participant and we’ll proceed to watch all gamers’ progress over the approaching months,” stated group chief Charlie Hayter.

The primary coaching camps will happen in March.

GB Sevens Males

Dan Bibby

Tom Bowen

Phil Burgess

Richard de Carpentier

Alec Coombes (Edinburgh)

Alex Davis

Tom Emery (Coventry)

Jamie Farndale (Edinburgh)

Robbie Fergusson (Glasgow Warriors)

Ben Harris (Saracens)

Paddy Kelly (Glasgow Warriors)

Ollie Lindsay-Hague

Ross McCann

Max McFarland

Tom Mitchell

Luke Morgan (Ospreys)

Will Muir (Bathtub)

Dan Norton

Luke Treharne

Ethan Waddleton

Morgan Williams

GB Sevens Ladies

Holly Aitchison (Saracens Ladies)

Abbie Brown (Loughborough Lightning)

Abi Burton (Wasps FC Girls)

Heather Fisher (Worcester Warriors Ladies)

Deborah Fleming (Saracens Ladies)

Megan Gaffney (Scotland Ladies’s Efficiency Programme)

Hannah Jones (Gloucester-Hartpury)

Megan Jones (Wasps FC Girls)

Jasmine Joyce (Bristol Bears Ladies)

Rhona Lloyd (Loughborough Lightning)

Alex Matthews (Worcester Warriors Ladies)

Helen Nelson (Loughborough Lightning)

Celia Quansah (Wasps FC Girls)

Chloe Rollie (Harlequins Ladies)

Helena Rowland (Loughborough Lightning)

Hannah Smith (Scotland Ladies’s Efficiency Programme)

Lisa Thomson (Scotland Ladies’s Efficiency Programme)

Emma Uren (Saracens Ladies)

Amy Wilson Hardy (Wasps FC Girls)